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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

When Skeptics Attack

Skeptics are starting to unite in order to combat all of the conspiracy theories and urban legends that flood the Internet.

When Sceptics [sic] fight back (I'm guessing the reason for a "c" instead of the proper "k" is because it's a British site).

There are a couple of insights we can glean from this article:

- Skeptic is really just a synonym for "atheist." At least that is how the word should be understood in popular culture these days. Many of the skeptical defenders of truth mentioned in the article are notorious anti-theists. They would list Noah's flood and the Creation Museum along side JFK conspiracies and UFO videos. They already entertain a "rebellious" streak at heart and cast any authoritative truth claims into a cloud of doubt. This is particularly true of religious truth claims, and because they come from religious sources, such claims are automatically placed into the category of "skeptical."

- These brave, yet lone voices crying out for reason and truth on the Internet wilderness never turn their debunking skepticism against Darwinian evolution. Oh, they certainly speak out against "science," but it is what they define as "junk science" or "pseudo-science." Things like acupuncture, chiropractics, and creation science. But, you won't see them giving a detailed debunking to, say, Haeckel's fraudulent drawings of embryos by which he promoted the pseudo-science that human embryos recapitulates so-called stages of human evolution. His fake embryo pictures are still published in high school text books to this very day. So much for countering torrents of bad articles put out by snake oil salesmen and lazy journalists.

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Blogger bugblaster said...

Don't you dare sic the Queen's English again.

1:20 PM, October 07, 2009  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

Oh yes. Ye Canadians spell words funny, too. Gaol-Jail, grey-gray, colour-color.

1:24 PM, October 07, 2009  
Blogger Truth Unites... and Divides said...

Hi Fred,

This is an off-topic post. If you want to delete it after reading, please do.

I just wanted to share this post by Sam Storms that Justin Taylor posted on his blog. I wonder what your thoughts are.


1:57 PM, October 07, 2009  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

Funny you should mention it. Jim Hamilton, who was also at that conference has been offering responses to them. I personally left a comment under this post. I have a post coming on Revelation 20 sometime in the next day or so D.V.

3:30 PM, October 07, 2009  
Blogger donsands said...

"..so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs." 2 Cor. 2:11

The god of this world will be relentless to hinder the Gospel and truth, but he already has had his head crushed, and will soon be crushed under our feet.

Keep fighting the good fight of faith. Our Lord Jesus is surely honored and pleased with your ministry.

6:48 PM, October 07, 2009  

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